Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Based on NIH guidelines and ex
Jan 02, 2020
Apr 01, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Drs. Brett Morrison and Jeffrey Rothstein at Johns Hopkins University have an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position investigating the role of immuno-metabolism in peripheral nerve regeneration and peripheral neuropathies.  Our laboratory uses cell culture and animal models to study the mechanisms of nerve injury and develop new treatments that enhance the recovery from nerve injuries and peripheral neuropathies. Our laboratory is in a collaborative environment and shares space with other outstanding neuromuscular faculty, including Drs. Ahmet Hoke, Charlotte Sumner, Mohamed Farah, and Nicholas Maragakis. Specific areas of active research in the laboratory include:

  1. Nerve regeneration following deletion or upregulation of the lactate transporter, monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1), from macrophages in the peripheral nerve;
  2. Impact of manipulating MCT1 in macrophages, Schwann cells, and neurons in models of experimentally-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy;
  3. Manipulation of macrophage metabolism, by genetic and pharmacologic techniques, to develop new treatments for nerve regeneration and peripheral neuropathy

We are looking for highly motivated Ph.D. or equivalent scientists interested in advancing their career by working with other researchers at Johns Hopkins to investigate the intersection of immuno-metabolism and peripheral nerve diseases. Applicants should have experience in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy.  The ideal applicant also has experience with animals, cell culture, and a background in neuroscience, immunology, or metabolism. 

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